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October 16, 2012

I spent this past weekend in Charleston at the annual West Virginia Book Festival. It was the first time I’d attended this event, and after two days spent meeting readers & signing, I definitely hope to return in the future. Shelena Shorts and I both signed Saturday and Sunday at the Lands Atlantic booth and some awesome readers kept us busy, especially on Saturday. Here are some photos from the event.

That’s me, ready to meet some readers. ;)

The Lands Atlantic booth. That’s me behind the table in grey on the left and Shelena in the brown sweater on the right.

Shelena & I with some readers. From left to right: a reader, Shelena, me, a reader.

Thanks to all who attended & stopped by the Lands Atlantic booth to meet with me & Shelena. Hope to see you again at a future event!

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Published on October 16, 2012 15:06 • 173 views

September 12, 2012

Today I’m a guest at The Romance Writer’s Reads book blog. I’m talking about my journey to publication of The Messenger. You can check out my story here:


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Published on September 12, 2012 13:26 • 72 views

September 3, 2012

“This book just focuses on extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstance without any mystical and unexplainable aid. The messengers were not fighters, they only had themselves, their horse and a letter, and despite this they played a highly important role and alone could change the course of the war. No magic or tricks, but plenty of appreciation and utter respect was sent their way.”

Read more of Me and Reading’s 4 Star review here.

I’m glad they enjoyed my strong but fallible heroine and my medieval world. Many thanks to Reading and Me and all other bloggers / readers who’ve taken the time to review The Messenger. :)




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Published on September 03, 2012 10:17 • 61 views

August 24, 2012

I’ve got a couple updates this Friday. :)

First, The Messenger is now on Kindlegraph. If you haven’t heard of it, Kindlegraph is a website that allows authors to send personal inscriptions and signatures for ebooks to readers, allowing ebooks to be ‘signed’ just like print books. It’s pretty cool! If you’d like a personalized inscription and signature from me for The Messenger, you can request one here. Kindlegraph will deliver it to you as a PDF that you can store on your computer and / or ereader.

Second of all, I’m now on Twitter. You can find me there at @LeahRoseYA

And, just because it’s Friday…

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Published on August 24, 2012 09:13 • 67 views

August 14, 2012

I’m using pinterest. Are you? Whether or not you have an account, you can view mine here. My board for The Messenger offers a look inside Jeilin’s world and I’ve also got other horse and writing related boards.


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Published on August 14, 2012 11:34 • 67 views

August 3, 2012

I don’t know about you, but it’s difficult for me to believe that it’s already August! While I plan to enjoy the rest of the summer, I know fall (my favorite time of year) is just around the corner. Here’s some information on an event that’s going to make it a fun season. West Virginia’s mountain scenery is breathtaking in autumn, so I’m really looking forward to the trip to Charleston, and to meeting readers during my signing hours at the festival.

Signing at the West Virginia Book Festival

Saturday Oct. 13th (possibly Sunday Oct. 14t too – TBA)

Charleston, WV

Charleston Civic Center

I will be signing at the Lands Atlantic Publishing table. More info on exact hours TBA.

Paperback copies of The Messenger will be available for purchase, or, you can bring your own.

For more information and directions, please visit:


There’s a great line-up of authors, and this is going to be an exciting event. :) Hope to see you there!

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Published on August 03, 2012 10:51 • 63 views

June 12, 2012

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions from readers who ordered The Messenger in paperback from Amazon and have encountered unexpected delays in the shipment of their books. So, here’s the info on why The Messenger is temporarily out of stock there…

All book retailers, such as Amazon, place orders for The Messenger at their discretion. Amazon ordered some copies and ran out — now they’ve had to order more and have to wait for the books to be delivered to them so they can be shipped to the people who’ve ordered them. My publisher, Lands Atlantic, uses traditional printing methods, so stores have to actually place orders (in amounts that they determine).

I’m sorry that some of you have had to wait so long for your copy of The Messenger. Just to be clear, the issue is that Amazon didn’t order enough copies to immediately fulfill customers’ demands, and this is out of my hands and my publisher’s; only Amazon can decide how many copies they want to order to have on hand. The good news though is that your orders have shown a demand that will hopefully encourage Amazon to keep a larger number of books on hand so that this can be avoided in the future. So, thank you! I appreciate all of you who’ve ordered The Messenger, and I hope that when your copy arrives, you enjoy Jeilin’s story.

P.S. The Messenger is also available in e-book formats for Kindle and Nook, for those of you who have e-readers / e-reading apps and don’t want to wait.

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Published on June 12, 2012 11:41 • 86 views

May 26, 2012

The Messenger is now available at BN.com (Barnes & Noble) for the Nook ereader. See The Messenger in the B&N store by clicking here. B&N also allows readers to download free samples of The Messenger onto their Nooks — that option is found on the product page right beneath the orange buy button.


Happy reading, and enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. :-)

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Published on May 26, 2012 12:35 • 61 views

May 24, 2012

I had a great time at the Gaithersburg Book Festival this past weekend, where I signed advanced copies of The Messenger. Those copies went fast — we ran out of books before my designated signing hours were over! I hope everyone who picked up a copy of The Messenger at the festival is enjoying it. Here are some photos from the event…

Signing a copy of The Messenger at the Lands Atlantic table.

Hanging out with fellow Lands Atlantic authors at the Lands Atlantic table. From left to right: Jennifer Murgia (the Angel Star Series), Leah Rose and Shelena Shorts (the Pace Series and more).

A few copies of The Messenger at the Lands Atlantic table — by the time I took this picture, these copies were the only ones left. They went fast!

Signing a copy of The Messenger for a reader.

Thank you everyone who came out to the Gaithersburg Book Festival — I really enjoyed meeting the many readers who stopped by the Lands Atlantic table. :)


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Published on May 24, 2012 10:11 • 76 views

May 22, 2012

It’s finally here — release day for The Messenger. I’ve been looking forward to this day and am happy to finally be able to share the info on where copies (paperback or digital) of The Messenger are now available.   


Sixteen year old Jeilin leaves the ordinary behind when she’s inducted into the king’s service as a horseback riding messenger. She expects a life of adventure and freedom, but those hopes are shattered after being captured by a foreign army.

Given the choice between death and conversion, she swears service to the enemy even though, in her heart, she remains loyal to her kingdom.

As Jeilin’s youthful innocence crumbles, she wonders if the prince will still be fond of her; if she can even find a way to help place him back on his rightful throne.

Full of turmoil and sacrifice, The Messenger is a powerful tale of survival, bravery, and loyalty.

The Messenger is available from Amazon in paperback and as an ebook for your kindle. 

Paperback edition of The Messenger on Amazon

Ebook editon of The Messenger on Amazon

Also, online isn’t the only place where you can get The Messenger — (physical) bookstores can order copies for interested readers as well.

Wherever you get it, if you pick up a copy of The Messenger, I hope you enjoy it. :-)

View ratings and reviews of The Messenger on goodreads & add it to your to-read shelf…


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Published on May 22, 2012 07:54 • 61 views